Soccernet.ng highlights some eye-catching displays from Nigerian footballers outside the country’s shores on Sunday, December 3, 2023.
In the English Premier League, Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi impressed as Fulham stood toe-to-toe with Liverpool before falling to a 4-3 defeat at Anfield.
Paul Mukairu featured from the bench for Reading as they crashed out of the FA Cup following a 2-1 loss at Eastleigh.
In the Italian Serie A, Chukwubuikem Ikwuemesi and Salernitana were taught a harsh lesson at the Stadio Artemio Franchi, where Fiorentina ran out 3-0 winners.
Isaac Success was injured seven minutes into Udinese’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Hellas Verona. Kingsley Ehizibue returned from a long injury layoff in the encounter, while goalkeeper Maduka Okoye watched the proceedings from the bench.
In the German Bundesliga, Victor Boniface came to Bayer Leverkusen’s rescue as he scored a late equaliser to earn his side a 1 – 1 draw at home to Borussia Dortmund.
Akor Adams had little joy in front of goal as Monaco thrashed Montpellier 2-0 in their eagerly-anticipated Ligue 1 clash.
In the Belgian top flight, Yira Sor netted both of Genk’s goals in their 2-2 draw with Gent, who had Gift Orban and Jordan Torunarigha in their starting lineup.
Raphael Onyedika did many things right in midfield for Club Brugge to propel them to a straightforward 2 – 0 victory against Standard Liège.
In the Hungarian NB 1, Meshack Ubochioma was among the goals for Zalaegerszeg as they cut Diósgyőr down to size with a 3-0 win.
Sunday Akinbule delivered a man-of-the-match as he grabbed a brace – including a second-half penalty – that inspired Marsaxlokk to a 4-2 victory over Gzira United in Malta’s Premier League.
It was a terrible day at the office for Awaziem Chidozie and Bruno Onyemaechi as their Boavista lost 0-4 at home to visiting Arouca in the Portuguese Primeira Liga.
In the Scottish Premiership, Leon Balogun delivered another solid showing, while Cyriel Dessers again struggled in attack during Glasgow Rangers’ convincing 2 – 0 triumph over St Mirren.
Super Eagles forward Peter Olayinka was the hero for Red Star Belgrade as he scored the all-important winner in their narrow 0-1 victory against Napredak in the Serbian Super Liga.
AmaZulu suffered a 2-3 defeat to TS Galaxy in the South African League Cup despite Chidi Kwem scoring a fine strike inside the Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban.
In Turkey’s Super Lig, Kenneth Omeruo’s afternoon ended early after he was shown a 90th-minute red card in Kasımpaşa exciting 4 – 2 win at home to Gaziantep FK.
The 2013 AFCON winner can, however, be proud of his display, especially as he assisted Kasımpaşa’s second goal.
Kenneth Mamah earned his full weekly wage and some bonus after he scored twice to propel Göztepe to a commanding 3 – 0 win over Giresunspor in the 1 Lig.